Samskip signals success for 45ft lightweight reefer
Proof that a new type of refrigerated container is prompting growth in Samskip’s temperature-controlled volumes arrived in Rotterdam during early May, when the multimodal operator added 51 more lighter weight 45ft length units to its fleet, the company said in its press release.
The electric reefer containers, built in China and delivered to the Rotterdam Shortsea Terminals, feature the same innovative flat composite inner lining first favoured by Samskip in a breakthrough order in 2014. The enhanced design results in containers that are lighter, stronger and easier to clean than conventional reefer units, while allowing for a smoother (un)loading process.
Track & trace management software will be used to monitor and control sensor-connected 45ft reefer units operating in shortsea, rail, barge and road services throughout Europe, and during terminal storage remotely.
Samskip offers pan-European, environmentally responsible combined transport services via shortsea, road, rail and inland waterway routes. High frequency services connect destinations across Europe, the Baltic States, Russia, Turkey and Central Asia, both door-to-door (including collection) and quay-to-quay, transported using a wide range of owned vessels, containers, trucks and trailers. To match equipment to cargoes shipped, options include a full range of ISO containers and reefers, including 33-pallet capacity 45ft units.